Think about what we argue in Chapters 1 and 2 about people who do an end run around the democratic process when it doesn’t produce the results that they want. What kind of political system is it where the leaders believe they know what is right for the people and impose their vision regardless of what the people would choose themselves? What is the place for that in American culture?
Also think about what Madison had to say about the effects of factions. What would he say about the Tea Party?
And for comic relief, late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel has some fun with how people feel about Obamacare.